North Bank Beer Week

Vancouver Brewfest: Fresh Hop Festival

The culmination of North Bank Beer Week (Sept. 22-30) is the Vancouver Brewfest Fresh Hop Festival overlooking the Columbia River from Vancouver Landing. It’s happening from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30: a celebration featuring 25 fresh hopped beers, a special style available only once a year, immediately after hop harvest. Meet the brewers, enjoy the beautiful view, and sample the finest fresh hopped brews on the North Bank.

Space is limited to 1,600 ticket holders and tickets are only available online. Non-refundable tickets are $15 plus a $2.55 ticketing fee and include an entrance wristband, a Fresh Hop Festival pint glass, and eight event tokens. Additional tokens—good for all beverage samples, full pours, and food vendors—are available for $1.25 per token. Four tokens equals a full pour, and—bonus!—tokens never expire and can be used at any Vancouver Brewfest event. Proceeds benefit North Bank Beer Week and the Mount St. Helens Institute.

The event also features an array of local food trucks, live music, and arts & crafts vendors. The event is for attendees age 21 and over. Non-alcoholic drinks are available from food vendors. To learn more about the Fresh Hop Festival and upcoming Vancouver Brewfest events, visit vancouverbrewfest.com. Click here to get your Fresh Hop Festival tickets now.

Fresh Hop Festival

The culmination of North Bank Beer Week (Sept. 22-30) is the Vancouver Brewfest Fresh Hop Festival overlooking the Columbia River from Vancouver Landing. It’s happening from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30: a celebration featuring 25 fresh hopped beers, a special style available only once a year, immediately after hop harvest. Meet the brewers, enjoy the beautiful view, and sample the finest fresh hopped brews on the North Bank.

Space is limited to 1,600 ticket holders and tickets are only available online. Non-refundable tickets are $15 plus a $2.55 ticketing fee and include an entrance wristband, a Fresh Hop Festival pint glass, and eight event tokens. Additional tokens—good for all beverage samples, full pours, and food vendors—are available for $1.25 per token. Four tokens equals a full pour, and—bonus!—tokens never expire and can be used at any Vancouver Brewfest event. Proceeds benefit North Bank Beer Week and the Mount St. Helens Institute.

The event also features an array of local food trucks, live music, and arts & crafts vendors. The event is for attendees age 21 and over. Non-alcoholic drinks are available from food vendors. To learn more about the Fresh Hop Festival and upcoming Vancouver Brewfest events, visit vancouverbrewfest.com. Click here to get your Fresh Hop Festival tickets now.

North Bank Beer Week

North Bank Beer Week—happening from Friday, Sept. 22, to Saturday, Sept. 30—is a celebration of Southwest Washington beer. From North Jetty Brewing at the mouth of the Columbia to Everybody’s Brewing upstream in White Salmon, from Loowit Brewing near the I-5 Bridge to Ashtown Brewing in the shadow of Mount St. Helens, we make great beer on the north bank of the Columbia River.

There will be special events at North Bank breweries every day in honor of NBBW—everything from live music and beer-and-painting nites to cornhole tournaments to street fighting and Mortal Kombat contests (if you like that sort of thing). Get complete details about what’s happening locally on every day of Beer Week by visiting the North Bank Beer Week website at northbankbeerweek.com.

North Bank Beer Week, Sept. 22-30

North Bank Beer Week—happening from Friday, Sept. 22, to Saturday, Sept. 30—is a celebration of Southwest Washington beer. From North Jetty Brewing at the mouth of the Columbia to Everybody’s Brewing upstream in White Salmon, from Loowit Brewing near the I-5 Bridge to Ashtown Brewing in the shadow of Mount St. Helens, we make great beer on the north bank of the Columbia River.

There will be special events at North Bank breweries every day in honor of NBBW—everything from live music and beer-and-painting nites to cornhole tournaments to street fighting and Mortal Kombat contests (if you like that sort of thing). Below you’ll also find a comprehensive list of what’s happening locally on each day of Beer Week, with further details on the North Bank Beer Week website at northbankbeerweek.com.

  • Sept. 22, 6 p.m. to midnight: North Bank Beer Week Kickoff at Tap Union Freehouse AND Brickhouse
  • Sept. 23, 2 to 11 p.m., Heavy Metal Brewing: Miner Palooza 2017
  • Sept. 23, 2 to 5 p.m., Final Draft Taphouse: North Bank Brewers’ Stories
  • Sept. 23, 4 to 7 p.m., Ben’s Bottle Shop: PB&J Collaboration Brew Release
  • Sept. 23, 4 p.m., Loowit Brewing: Pedal Power Collaboration Keg Commute
  • Sept. 23, 4 p.m., Northwest Liquid Gold: Bottle Shop Collaboration Release
  • Sept. 23, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.: 38 Below Grand Opening
  • Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trap Door Brewing: Breakfast Stout Beer Brunch
  • Sept. 24, 1 p.m., Caps N’ Taps: Bottle Share
  • Sept. 24, 1 p.m., Trap Door Brewing: Brewers Cornhole Invitational Tournament
  • Sept. 25, 7 to 10 p.m., The Thirsty Sasquatch: Bingo Night with North Jetty
  • Sept. 25, 6 p.m., Northwest Liquid Gold: Meet the Founder of Backwoods Brewing
  • Sept. 25, 6 to 8 p.m., Ben’s Bottle Shop: Irv & Millie’s Mead Launch
  • Sept. 25, 6 to 9 p.m., Final Draft Taphouse: North Bank Brewers’ Stories
  • Sept. 25, 4 to 9 p.m., Loowit Brewing: Dart Tournament Extravaganza
  • Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m., Loowit Brewing: Mortal Kombat Tournament
  • Sept. 26, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Doomsday Brewing Safe House: Bear Pong Tournament
  • Sept. 26, 6 p.m., Northwest Liquid Gold: Mt. Tabor Brewing Belgian Dark Strong Release
  • Sept. 26, 6 to 9 p.m., Final Draft Taphouse: Couve Brew Bevy Launch
  • Sept. 26, 6 to 8 p.m., Hopworks Urban Brewery Vancouver: Fresh Hop Feature (& Firkin)
  • Sept. 27, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Grapes & Growlers: Support Our Firefighters with Backwoods & Friends
  • Sept. 27, 6 to 9 p.m., Final Draft Taphouse: North Bank Brewers’ Stories
  • Sept. 27, 6 to 9 p.m., Bader Beer & Wine Supply: Beginning Brewing Class
  • Sept. 27, 6 to 8 p.m., Northwest Liquid Gold: Fortside Ultimate Beer Bus Tour
  • Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., Loowit Brewing: Movie Night—”Blood, Sweat, and Beer”
  • Sept. 27, 6 to 9 p.m., 38 Below: Whiskey Wednesday—a Fortside Pairing
  • Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m., Ben’s Bottle Shop: Ghost Runners Fun Run
  • Sept. 28, 5 to 8 p.m., Final Draft Taphouse: Trap Door & Wingman Collaboration Release
  • Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Loowit Brewing: Shinobi Arcade Tournament
  • Sept. 28, 5 to 8 p.m., Northwood Public House & Brewery: SWWA Breweries Take Over Northwood!
  • Sept. 28, 6 to 8 p.m., Northwest Liquid Gold: Brothers Cascadia Juiced Up
  • Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Ben’s Bottle Shop: Jeff Alworth and Bolt Lookalike Fun Time
  • Sept. 28, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Heathen Feral Public House: HAMMERED
  • Sept. 29, 9 p.m., Heathen Feral Public House: Paint Night—Autumn Magic
  • Sept. 29, 6 to 8 p.m., Northwest Liquid Gold: Barrel Mountain Fresh Hop Release
  • Sept. 29, 4 to 7 p.m., Ben’s Bottle Shop: Firkin, Fortside, and Fun!
  • Sept. 29, 5 p.m., Caps N’ Taps: Bikes, Brews, and BBQ!
  • Sept. 29, 5 p.m., Trap  Door Brewing: Kettle Sour Fest
  • Sept. 29, 4 p.m., Main St. Washougal: Washougal Oktoberfest
  • Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Loowit Brewing: A Cheesy Night Beer & Cheese Pairing
  • Sept. 29, 6 to 10 p.m., Victor 23 Craft Brewing: One Year Anniversary Celebration
  • Sept. 30, noon to 6 p.m., Esther Short Park: Vancouver Fresh Hop Fest

North Bank Beer Week

North Bank Beer Week—happening from Thursday, Sept. 22, to Friday, Sept. 30—is a celebration of Southwest Washington beer. From North Jetty Brewing at the mouth of the Columbia to Everybody’s Brewing upstream in White Salmon, we make great beer on the north bank of the Columbia River. There will be special events at North Bank breweries every day in honor of NBBW—so many events, in fact, that we can’t list them all here, but you can get complete details on everything from live music and beer-and-painting nites to cornhole tournaments to street fighting and Mortal Kombat contests (if you like that sort of thing) by visiting the North Bank Beer Week website at northbankbeerweek.com. There are, however, five big events that you should know about, and we’ve taken the liberty of listing them below.

  • Sept. 22: Vancouver Breweries Unite 4 Give More 24! Kiggins Theatre, 6 p.m., free admission thanks to Great Western Malting Co. Ten breweries match up with ten charities for an evening of beer along with a screening of the 1983 cult classic, Strange Brew. Enjoy games, prizes and more in support of local charities as well as viewing the City of Vancouver’s “Brewcouver” historical mini-documentary. All ages are welcome.
  • Sept. 23: Shorty’s Oktoberfest. Shorty’s Garden & Home on Mill Plain, 5 to 11 p.m., $20 advanced tickets or $25 at the door. After hosting this event for 11 years, Shorty’s is offering its final Oktoberfest. Be there for live music by Donaumusikanten direct from Germany, authentic German cuisine by Mill Creek Pub, and German-inspired beer from Mill City Brew Werks. For guests age 21 and over.
  • Sept. 24: Shorty’s Autumn Brewfest. Shorty’s Garden & Home on Mill Plain, 2 to 10 p.m., $15 ticket includes pint glass and five tasting tokens. This second annual brewfest is back, featuring a multitude of SW Washington breweries with more than 26 taps of craft beer and hard cider. There will also be live music by local artists and food from The Nomad Gourmet Hotdogs and Steakburger. Ages 21 and over.
  • Sept. 26: Beat the Brewers Trivia Night with Everybody’s Brewing. The Thirsty Sasquatch, 7:30 p.m., free. Take on Doug and Pat from Everybody’s Brewing in a test of wits for great prizes! Of course, The Thirsty Sasquatch will also feature rare and seasonal beer from this White Salmon brewery. Assemble your team to beat the brewers with all the useless knowledge and facts you’ve stored up your whole life for this very night! Guests 21 and over.
  • Sept. 27-30: NBBW Fresh Hop Championship. The Thirsty Sasquatch, free. Who will take the title of SW Washington’s best fresh hop beer? Many beers will compete, one beer will remain! Come try some local beers and place a vote for your favorite. The winner will take home the classiest title belt $5.99 can buy at Goodwill.

North Bank Beer Week

North Bank Beer Week—happening from Thursday, Sept. 22, to Friday, Sept. 30—is a celebration of Southwest Washington beer. From North Jetty Brewing at the mouth of the Columbia to Everybody’s Brewing upstream in White Salmon, we make great beer on the north bank of the Columbia River. There will be special events at North Bank breweries every day in honor of NBBW—so many events, in fact, that we can’t list them all here, but you can get complete details on everything from live music and beer-and-painting nites to cornhole tournaments to street fighting and Mortal Kombat contests (if you like that sort of thing) by visiting the North Bank Beer Week website at northbankbeerweek.com. There are, however, five big events that you should know about, and we’ve taken the liberty of listing them below.

  • Sept. 22: Vancouver Breweries Unite 4 Give More 24! Kiggins Theatre, 6 p.m., free admission thanks to Great Western Malting Co. Ten breweries match up with ten charities for an evening of beer along with a screening of the 1983 cult classic, Strange Brew. Enjoy games, prizes and more in support of local charities as well as viewing the City of Vancouver’s “Brewcouver” historical mini-documentary. All ages are welcome.
  • Sept. 23: Shorty’s Oktoberfest. Shorty’s Garden & Home on Mill Plain, 5 to 11 p.m., $20 advanced tickets or $25 at the door. After hosting this event for 11 years, Shorty’s is offering its final Oktoberfest. Be there for live music by Donaumusikanten direct from Germany, authentic German cuisine by Mill Creek Pub, and German-inspired beer from Mill City Brew Werks. For guests age 21 and over.
  • Sept. 24: Shorty’s Autumn Brewfest. Shorty’s Garden & Home on Mill Plain, 2 to 10 p.m., $15 ticket includes pint glass and five tasting tokens. This second annual brewfest is back, featuring a multitude of SW Washington breweries with more than 26 taps of craft beer and hard cider. There will also be live music by local artists and food from The Nomad Gourmet Hotdogs and Steakburger. Ages 21 and over.
  • Sept. 26: Beat the Brewers Trivia Night with Everybody’s Brewing. The Thirsty Sasquatch, 7:30 p.m., free. Take on Doug and Pat from Everybody’s Brewing in a test of wits for great prizes! Of course, The Thirsty Sasquatch will also feature rare and seasonal beer from this White Salmon brewery. Assemble your team to beat the brewers with all the useless knowledge and facts you’ve stored up your whole life for this very night! Guests 21 and over.
  • Sept. 27-30: NBBW Fresh Hop Championship. The Thirsty Sasquatch, free. Who will take the title of SW Washington’s best fresh hop beer? Many beers will compete, one beer will remain! Come try some local beers and place a vote for your favorite. The winner will take home the classiest title belt $5.99 can buy at Goodwill.